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FIRE STRIKES CAPE MAY MARSH

On Wednesday afternoon an area of Cape May marsh caught fire and caused exterior damage to five buildings in the area. The fire was reported around 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday on the 1400 block of Missouri Avenue in Cape May. The three-alarm fire covered an area the size of half …

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CAPE MAY APPROVES BUDGET, NO TAX INCREASE

No tax increase for Cape May this year.  City Council approved a new $17 million budget that applies just over $2.1 million in surplus to fund the spending plan.  Former Mayor Jerry Gaffney peppered Mayor and Council with multiple questions about the budget during the public hearing on the new …

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CAPE MAY GETS NEW TAX ASSESSOR

Cape May has a new tax assessor.  Louis Belasco was hired by the city this month to replace Mike Jones, who is retiring.  Belasco will complete Jones’ term through the end of June and then be appointed to a new four year term which will run through 2020.  Belasco previously …

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COAST GUARD OFFICER INDICTED ON WEAPONS OFFENSES

A United States Coast Guard petty officer has been formally indicted on weapons offenses locally.  Petty Officer 1st Class Preston J. Blair of Middle Township was indicted on this week on charges of having an assault rifle and ammunition that he allegedly stole from a weapons locker at the Training …

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